This Weeks PTchat – The Connected Parent: What does it mean for kids?

Guest post by Joe Mazza

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As social media continues to expand its global reach at an astronomical pace (460,000 new registrations per day on Twitter), parents are taking note. 80% of those 460K sign-ups are between the ages of 18-35 – the age of many of our elementary school parents here in 2012. 

Hashtags (i.e. #London2012) can be found on many commercials, billboards and are now being used by schools around the country.  Given the time, training and exposure, parents, like educators, have a tremendous opportunity to utilize web 2.0 tools not only help their child, but also to save time communicating and finding the information they need in their own busy lives. This week’s chat aims to target the ways everyday parents are becoming “connected” and how schools can work together with families to encourage these connections now and in the future. We’ll develop a collaborative gDOC / newsletter insert to provide parents 10 ways to get connected!

Join us this Wednesday night, 10/10 at 9PM EDT. 

New to Twitterchats?

After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat and simply enter “ptchat” in the box at the top. Follow along, just watch and/or participate as you as much as you like to join others around the world in this weekly chat. We look forward to engaging your unique and important parent and/or educator perspective.

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